Bobcat (Lynx Rufus) Researched and written by Preserve Volunteer, Emily Anderson What are they? The bobcat is a medium-size cat around 1.5-2 feet tall and weighing up to 30 pounds. They are natives in North America. Most bobcats are brown or reddish-brown. They have a white tummy, tufted ears and most noticeably, a cut-off or “bobbed” tail. Hence, its name! Where do they live? Ranging from Mexico to Canada, these creatures are resilient in many
A story by Joe Watson. . Vic posted a big thank you to three folks that are keeping things together during the Covid19 Pandemic. With everyone being told to suspend normal operations and shut down, three showed up anyway.Harry, Robin, and Greg. If you have ever volunteered with HRT, you have probably seen all of them at one time or another.Just to make sure you will know who to thank for being “outstanding in their
In the past 121 years every February has seen at least some rainfall. This year (2020) we experienced the first dry February since 1899. Because of this (and other factors), the vernal pool grasslands have stayed significantly dry and the vernal pools are merely depressions, unfilled. In response to this, we may ask, “What is the point of visiting and/or appreciating the vernal pools if there is no water?” My response to that would be
By Joe Watson What you see when you come out to volunteer with The Habitat restoration Team (HRT) depends on whether you’re looking up or down. Saturday’s job description required looking up and trimming some overreaching branches along our public pathways. With loppers and pruners in hand, the crew headed out across The Savanna on a spectacular sunny day. Looking down, HRT members Vic and Jane pointed out some native wildflowers and grasses to our
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